[SciPy-user] Suggested Linux Distribution?

Ryan Krauss ryanlists at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 08:56:08 CST 2006

I have been really happy with Ubuntu, but this is one of those loaded
questions among Linux users.  Installing all the prerequisites for
SciPy was fairly straight forward (I think almost all of them are in
the package system).


On 1/16/06, Howey, David A <d.howey at imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
> I've heard good things about Ubuntu - look for messages from Ryan Krauss (or
> email him) on this newslist
> Dave
>  ________________________________
>  From: scipy-user-bounces at scipy.net [mailto:scipy-user-bounces at scipy.net] On
> Behalf Of Bill Dandreta
> Sent: 17 August 2005 23:13
> To: SciPy Users List
> Subject: Re: [SciPy-user] Suggested Linux Distribution?
> >> Can people recommend a Linux distribution that "just works" for
> scientific computing?  <<
> I have it working under Gentoo but it took some work because I had to tweak
> the ebuild file. Also installing Gentoo is a royal PITA, it has no installer
> so you have to do everything from the command line. The documentation is
> excellent and easy to follow but it takes a couple of days to get the system
> and applications compiled. The benefit is that once installed (and in the
> case of scipy, which is not officially supported, tweaking the unofficial
> ebuild)
> emerge scipy
> is all you have to do to get software installed, it gets scipy and all its
> dependencies from a Gentoo mirror, compiles and installs them..
> You might want to check out The Quantian Scientific Computing Environment,
> it has scipy plus many other scientific applications. You can boot and run
> it from your cdrom.
> Bill
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